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Friday, July 19, 2024

Otunba Ajiboye Emerges Hero Of National Cultural Orientation

July 19, 2024
Otunba Ajiboye Emerges Hero Of National Cultural Orientation


Executive Secretary of the National Institute of Cultural Orientation (NICO), Otunba Abiodun Ajiboye has been conferred with a merit award on cultural orientation.

Presenting the award to the cultural icon in his office in Abuja on Tuesday, July 16, 2024, the Editor of High Celebrity Squard Magazine and organizers of HiCESRA Award, Mr. Quadri Olowolagba described Otunba Ajiboye as a versatile technocrat who is not just knowledgeable in the field of culture but other areas of endeavour. 

According to him, the award is in recognition of Ajiboye’s contribution towards re-orientating Nigerians on the need to return to our cultural values as well as his uncommon and selfless service to the country and humanity in general.

Receiving the award, the NICO Boss thanked the organizers of HiCESRA for the noble award and also gave kudos to all the staff of NICO for their resilience, perseverance and loyalty towards serving the country by joining hands with him to give orientation to Nigerians on the significance of our culture.

It will be recalled that Otunba Biodun Ajiboye has over the years, continued to inculcate admirable and commendable cultural values, particularly in the youth towards revamping our rich cultural heritage which is already having a positive impact on the citizenry.

Caleb Nor

Media Asst.-ES

NICO, Abuja

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Aare Adetola EmmanuelKing Congratulates Ogun State First Lady, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, on Her 57th Birthday

July 18, 2024
Aare Adetola EmmanuelKing Congratulates Ogun State First Lady, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, on Her 57th Birthday


The chairman/CEO Adron Group, Aare Adetola EmmanuelKing, has extended warm felicitations to Her Excellency, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, the First Lady of Ogun State, on the occasion of her 57th birthday.

In his congratulatory message, Aare EmmanuelKing lauded Mrs. Abiodun’s unwavering dedication to the welfare of women and children in Ogun State, highlighting her numerous philanthropic activities and her pivotal role in community development. He commended her compassionate efforts in advocating for the rights and welfare of the less privileged, which have significantly impacted the lives of many.

“Your Excellency, your exemplary life and steadfast dedication to the betterment of Ogun State and its people have been a beacon of inspiration to many. Your leadership and passion have not only complemented the vision of His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun, but have also played a crucial role in the continuous progress and transformation of Ogun State,” Aare EmmanuelKing stated.

He further praised Mrs. Abiodun for her support of initiatives aimed at enhancing health and education in the state, acknowledging her contributions to fostering a better and more inclusive society. Aare EmmanuelKing expressed his prayers for her continued good health, happiness, and the fulfillment of all her aspirations.

As Mrs. Abiodun celebrates this significant milestone, Aare EmmanuelKing joined her family, friends, and well-wishers in celebrating her remarkable achievements and contributions to Ogun State. He wished her a joyous birthday filled with peace, prosperity, and continued success.

Adron Homes and Properties Ltd., under the leadership of Aare Adetola EmmanuelKing, remains committed to supporting the growth and development of Ogun State and looks forward to continuing its collaboration with the government in achieving these goals.

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July 18, 2024

Sam Ifon is a singer songwriter who is based in Birmingham UK. 

His songwriting career which goes back to the 90s was inspired by an old friend of his, Mr Bona.

Ade who was simply crazy about music as well as being an authority on the subject. 

Sam has two albums under his belt (Freedom & Love at 49) and is

currently working on a third, “Humankind Rich In Colours,” featuring some of his

best compositions to date. Asked what message his recently released song

“Humankind Rich In Colours” sought to convey? He explained that light was

made up of many colours, that upon coming together produce the bright light that overcomes darkness.

Sam has recently started working with some young Nigerian Afrobeat’s

producers and rhythms that have taken many of his compositions to new levels.

Sam plans to incorporate his record label Dancemaster Music Services in Nigeria

soon, and hopes that his portfolio of over 400 songs would be made available to

Nigerian artists to interpret and release as their creativity prompts them. Being

a highly rated and prolific songwriter, he looks forward to being able to

collaborate with upcoming as well as some of the best Nigerian music artists.

Sam’s new song Happiness is currently being prepared for release by his

engineers and marketing team and should hit the music platforms soon. As can

be expected, it will bring joy to all music and dance lovers.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Jambo Expands to Solana with Tether to Bring Blockchain Mobile Technology to Emerging Markets

July 17, 2024
Jambo Expands to Solana with Tether to Bring Blockchain Mobile Technology to Emerging Markets

Jambo, the largest web3 mobile infrastructure bringing emerging markets on-chain, announced that it’s expanding to the Solana blockchain along with Tether to offerblockchain-enabled financial and educational technologies that cater to emerging markets.

Central to this is the JamboPhone, a $99 web3 smartphone that has been powerful in onboarding all types of users on-chain in a mobile-first way. Combined with the Solana blockchain’s high throughput capabilities and Tether’s dominant stablecoin, USDT, access to web3 financial and educational products will be democratized to those who need them most in Southeast Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Introducing the JamboPhone Priced at $99 and already sold in over 120 countries, the JamboPhone is targeted towards Gen Z consumers in emerging markets as their portal to the best digital products and opportunities globally.

Users can engage with the global economy by utilizing the preloaded Jambo Ecosystem applications featuring DeFi, gaming, and web3 infrastructure applications. The JamboPhone aims to address some of the most challenging issues faced by emerging markets, such as a large unbanked population and limited access to smartphones. Users can purchase the JamboPhone with Solana Pay on

The Jambo App: Empowering Users

The smartphone is equipped with the JamboApp, a comprehensive web3 platform that offers users a range of services including decentralized finance, gaming, and educational content, all designed with the emerging market user in mind. The JamboApp includes the JamboWallet, a non-custodial multichain

wallet which includes support for Solana tokens and USDT. Jambo will be giving out rewards primarily in USDT, leveraging its broad acceptance and stability in emerging markets. Users will be able to complete quests sponsored by Jambo and Jambo ecosystem partners, ranging from educational initiatives to promotional tasks, with rewards now distributed primarily using SPL USDT. This initiative underscores

Jambo, Solana, and Tether’s role as pioneers in bridging the digital divide, aiming to democratize access to digital financial tools and providing users with earning opportunities in emerging markets.

Leveraging Local Solana Communities Additionally, Jambo will engage local Superteams to accelerate web3 adoption. Superteam is a global community of web3 builders who are passionate about Solana. Their mission is to help web3 talent learn, earn and connect with the Solana ecosystem. These teams, composed of local experts and enthusiasts, will play a pivotal role in educating communities, fostering local development, and driving grassroots initiatives that ensure sustainable growth within the web3 ecosystem.

“Back when I was building in 2017, our vision was to build a product ‘where there’s a phone, there’s a job.’ Alice, James, and the Jambo team have realized that vision by developing web3 mobile infrastructure bringing financial access to emerging markets,” said Lily Liu, President of the Solana Foundation. “Jambo offers a gateway to web3 that is accessible to nearly anyone in the world, while Solana enables financial access for nearly anyone with an internet connection. Together, we are committed to making self-custody, financial opportunity, and educational resources accessible to millions.”

Why Emerging Markets

Emerging markets face their own unique set of economic challenges that Solana and Tether can address with their blockchain and stablecoin solutions. In emerging markets, the use of USDT (Tether) significantly surpasses that of other stablecoins, with over 34.2 million unique wallets utilizing USDT as of April 2024.

This broad user base highlights the widespread trust and adoption of Tether in these regions. With Jambo’s game-changing smartphone, Solana’s fast transaction processing, low transaction fees, and Tether’s robust and widely-used stablecoin, users now have access to stablecoin and crypto payment rails, alternative banking access, and global earnings opportunities.

“We want to bring emerging markets on-chain,” said James Zhang, Co-founder of Jambo. “Bringing Jambo to Solana and Tether allows us to provide a comprehensive solution that addresses the unique needs of these regions.”


“Emerging markets stand out as promising grounds for financial inclusion. Their demand for tools like USDT fuels our dedication to shaping a brighter financial future for users in these regions.” said Paolo Arodino, CEO, Tether. “By providing affordable access to web3 technologies through the JamboPhone and leveraging the power of the Solana blockchain, Jambo is empowering users in these regions with the tools they need to participate in the global digital economy. The integration of SPL USDT as a reward mechanism further strengthens this initiative, offering users a stable and secure digital asset.”

Learn more about the latest from Jambo on X and purchase your JamboPhone


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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Popular Real Estate Merchant, Alhaji Abubakar Mayaki Cries Out ' I don't Have Hands in Agbowa's Killing It's Handiworks of my enemies

July 16, 2024
 Popular Real Estate Merchant, Alhaji Abubakar Mayaki Cries Out ' I don't Have Hands in Agbowa's Killing    It's Handiworks of my enemies

A renowned real estate mogul and and astute Property merchant, Alhaji Abubakar Mayaki, has distanced himself from an allegation of land-grabbing and killing of a local government worker in Agbowa making  rounds about him on social media.

The philanthropist Alhaji Mayaki, while reacting to the allegation that he has hand in the death of the said local government worker who was murdered by unknown gun men around April this year said ' The rumour making round on social media that i knew about the killing at Igbein is a calculated attempt by my enemies to tarnish my hard-earned reputation and name. 

I want to make it clear that I was not around when the said local government worker was murdered,  How come for someone who was not around to have hands in death of somebody? Information gathered by our correspondent shows that  the said local government council have not officially issued any statement to ascertain if truly the victim was their staffer or not.

Everyone around me knows that I'm a law abiding citizen who has great value for human life and I will never ever involve myself in murder of anybody for any reason. I was framed up and tagged killer because my company has relationship with the people of Ota-Ikosi and the guy was killed at Igbein.

The law enforcement agency have carried out her thoroughly investigation and I was never find wanting. I want to use this medium to let everyone know that Mayaki is a good Muslim who will never put his hands in any criminal act.

Alhaji Mayaki further distance himself from any harassment or threat to life of anybody in respect of the alleged murder case under investigation by the police.

Investigation traveled that the murdered person who was alleged to be a  cult member and land grabber was murdered during a fight between Eiye and Aiye cult groups in Igbein, a town very close to Ota-Ikosi where Mayaki's company is developing.

We also scooped that the murdered guy was also working with a popular land grabber, Alhaji SK Oluwo Lamina before he met his untimely death.

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Ogunsola :An unrepentant Apostle of true federalism- Iba Gani Adams

July 16, 2024
 Ogunsola :An unrepentant Apostle of true federalism- Iba Gani Adams

Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams has congratulated former Chairman of Punch Newspapers,Chief Ajibola Ogunsola on his 80th birthday anniversary.

Iba Gani Adams,in a congratulatory message described Chief Ogunsola as an unrepentant apostle of true federalism.

He said Chief Ogunsola remains an epitome of the democratic struggle, saying he was one of the strong advocates of true federalism.

"Chief Ogunsola is a shinning light and role model among media administrators.As the chairman of Punch Newspapers,he brought alot of innovations to Punch,making it a leading media outfit in Nigeria.

"During the dark era of the military,

General Ibrahim Babangida shut Punch Newspapers severally,but rather than relenting, Punch stood tall in its objective reportage,and also running its editorials to press for justice, restructuring ,devolution of power and remained consistent on the path of the truth.

"Even though he was not a member of NADECO, Chief Ogunsola was consistent.

He was topnotch in setting a standard for Punch Newspapers, building a medium that promotes quality service to humanity.

"Driven by the determination to set a standard in the media,Ogunsola laid the foundation that Punch Newspapers is sustaining till date.


"Chief Ogunsola's enduring legacy and footprints in the media will continue to be a reference point for the world to see.

"Many look up to Chief Ogunsola 

as an astute administrator,whose vision,ideas and transformational efforts altered Punch Newspapers' story in a way that would be difficult to forget in Nigeria's history.

"As he celebrates his 80th birthday anniversary,I pray God to bless Chief Ogunsola with more life,good health and sounds mind for him to continue to be a blessing to humanity",Iba Gani Adams said.

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Audi's Leadership Transforms NSCDC, CWAI Endorses New Direction

July 16, 2024
Audi's Leadership Transforms NSCDC, CWAI Endorses New Direction


A civil society and pressure group, non-profit and anti-corruption organization has stated that the crackdown on illegal miners has saved the economy huge financial revenue loss as a result of securing the mining sector which is a vital component of Nigeria’s economy. The CSO further observed that this destruction of over 350 illegal refineries has also assisted to reduce the menace of oil theft in the Niger Delta region as well as the arrest and recovery of critical assets and railway materials worth over 5 billion Naira.

It is instructive that the creation of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC’s Special Mines Marshals to combat the menace of illegal mining has also enabled the reduction of mining theft, oil and gas sector of the country as the present management of the NSCDC under the leadership of Dr Abubakar Audi is determined to nip in the bud these challenges once and for all. 

Howbeit, the creation of the Civil Defence Academy in Jos, Plateau State, for career development and progression; the creation of NSCDC Arms Squad Training School at Ugede Development Area in Nasarawa LGA of Nasarawa State is very instructive; the massive acquisition of mini fire fighter tankers for disaster management in case of emergencies are worthy of note and big morale booster for the corps and the procurement of Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) vehicles for the NSCDC to use in fighting criminalities across the country is a welcome development under the present administration.

In a press release signed in Warri, Delta State by the Executive Secretary of Citizens Watch Advocacy Initiative (CWAI), Omoba Kenneth Aigbegbele on Tuesday, the CSO identified bad governance, abject poverty and unemployment as some of the root causes of attacks on our critical oil and gas assets including the mining sector in the country. He stated that poverty and hunger have contributed to the damages being recorded in the oil and gas facilities and that the degradation of the environment due to exploration and oil spills has not helped matters as it has deprived communities’ access to their traditional methods of livelihoods.

The organization observed that: “There is therefore the need to confront and tackle poverty and other issues, so as to reduce the menace.” That government should deploy special equipment, create forums to engage the various communities, collaborate and partner with private security guards, armed forces and intelligence services to stem the tide of oil theft and mining plundering.

In an effort to curb Illegal mining and create safe mining environment recently, the Federal Government commissioned 350 additional operatives of the NSCDC as mining marshals. This is happening barely few months after the first batch of 2,220 mining marshals were inaugurated. This is as the marshals underscore the Federal Government’s commitment to reforming the unlicensed operators across the country. According to reports, since the inauguration, over 200 illegal mining suspects have been arrested, 133 prosecutions underway and confiscated illegally mined minerals forfeited to the Federal Government. CWAI gathered that as part of its efforts to strengthen, protect and safeguard schools across the country, the Save School Initiative was launched for the protection of vulnerable schools and to reduce the menace of kidnapping in schools and the creation of the NSCDC Female Squad to aid in tackling kidnappings and other restiveness in schools which has yielded enormous dividends by the reduction of this heinous crime.

CWAI noted the various institutional nationwide reformations presently taking place across the corps as well as the new sense of belonging, increase in welfare packages for the corps, prompt payment of emoluments, allowances including the zero tolerance for corruption initiated by the new management. This, without doubt, has given the corps a pride of place in the paramilitary organizations in the country and has raised the ‘esprit-de-corps’ of the men and officers like never before seen. The robust welfare, motivated packages through massive promotions, conversion, upgrading and other benefits-in-kind are really commendable and not to mention the construction of official and residential buildings within and outside the NSCDC headquarters, including the procurement of operational and office equipment and the purchase of over 200 operation vehicles are also worthy of note.  

The arrest of students for acts unbecoming of them across institutions of learning in the country; arrest of practitioners of same sex marriages is a major milestone; the commendations given by governors of Zamfara, Gombe, Ogun, Jigawa and Katsina states recently are also worth mentioning; the reduction of the incessant herders’ and farmers’ clashes and cattle rustling; the deployment of undercover corps officers to schools;  the collaboration with the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) to reduce criminal activities across the country with the toga ‘See Something, Say Something;” the robust relationships of inter-agency corporations and partnerships with sister agencies such as the Navy, Army, Customs, Immigration, NNPC, and civil society organizations, is a major achievement that must be applauded; the consistent advocacies carried out by the CG to intimate and assure Nigerians to believe in the corps’ operations to engender faith in security agencies, are all worthy of note.

The continued fight against cyber-crimes, child abuse and the flushing out of illegal guard private operators; the arrest of smugglers, vandals and pipeline/oil thieves in the Niger Delta region have become an Herculean task that must be achieved, according to the CG, saying that the Service “is presently doing all it can to curb the proliferation of small arms across the length and breadth of the country.” He also read the Riot Act to the Corps’ commandants in the Niger Delta states, assuring them that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has a zero-tolerance to civil theft. He asked them to do all they can to nib crimes in the bud in line with a presidential order to rid the nation’s oil sector of economic saboteurs, vandals, criminals, oil thieves and other nefarious activities inimical to the growth of the sector.

CWAI can attest to the fact that the giant strides achieved so far by the current leadership are as a result of the strategic directions taken on the commissioning of the Standard Curriculum for NSCDC for entrenching career progression, effective supervision and transparent regulation of the Private Guard Companies in Nigeria which has reduced insecurity across the country. CWAI asserts that this is connected to a new reinvigorated legal department, successes in anti-vandalism, protection of farmers’ physical security at mining sites and the establishment of Special Female Squad (SFS) targeted at boosting the fight against insecurity and the location of the squad in all Commands across the country. This has also enhanced the safe school response coordination and the protection of schools in remote areas and border communities, which is done in collaboration with other security agencies of the Army and the Department of State Services (DSS) to foil attempts to attack schools. This is endorsed by all stakeholders.

Similarly, the Commandant-General has continuously urged security agencies/operatives to shun inter-agency rivalry to foster national security. The CG gave this charge at a recent security seminar tagged “Promoting Inter-Agency Collaboration Among Security Agencies.” He noted that “the rivalry was capable of eroding relationships building over time between security agencies and consequently rubbed off negatively on the provision of adequate security.”  

CWAI also endorsed the amicable settlement of conflicts and dispute resolutions between herdsmen, farmers, cattle rustlers and villagers, community leaders and bandits – all championed by the current management of the NSCDC. The pressure group also applauded the vision, mission and the ability to implement its mandate as regards the settlement of disputes through Alternative Dispute Resolute (ADR) between warring parties.

CWAI recognizes the importance of conflict and dispute resolution mechanism in today’s contemporary issues and conflict management, and commended the leadership for thinking out of the box and finding lasting solutions in today’s crises-prone society, where conflicts have become the order of the day with the support of the proactive Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Ojo.

CWAI emphasized a renewed vigour for the increment of national budget allocated to the NSCDC in view of the pivotal role it plays in the reduction of criminal elements in the protection of critical national assets and the reduction of kidnapping in our schools as a result of the school initiative, which if properly funded will give the NSCDC the impetus to do more for the nation and its workforce.

We are encouraged to commend the public procurement and contract approvals, accountability in procurement process and payments. We also applaud the transformation, vision and forthrightness of the leadership in changing the narrative to make the Corps the cynosure of all eyes through discipline, promotion of officers when due and capacity building of officers and men, including building strategic alliances with various ivory towers across the land, to upgrade the service institutions to meet with what is attainable globally and build robust sister inter-agency collaborations.

CWAI, therefore, has no hesitation in passing a vote of confidence on the Dr. Abubakar Audi-led management and calls on the international community and well-meaning Nigerians to support the NSCDC management and allow them to concentrate on their mandate and continuously support the proactive leadership to enable it further its commitment and efforts to the general wellbeing of the nation.

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Monday, July 15, 2024

Adron Homes: Bridging Nigeria's Housing Gap Amidst Rapid Population Growth

July 15, 2024
 Adron Homes: Bridging Nigeria's Housing Gap Amidst Rapid Population Growth

In line with the United Nations' initiative to highlight population-related issues on World Population Day, it is crucial to emphasize the significance of investing in data collection to understand population dynamics, tailor solutions, and drive progress. Nations worldwide are encouraged to develop policies that enhance the standard of living for their citizens.

In this global context, real estate plays a pivotal role, especially in Nigeria, which boasts a burgeoning population of over 200 million people. Adron Homes and Properties stands out as a key player in addressing the housing needs of this rapidly growing population by creating thriving communities.

1. Affordability: Making Property Ownership Accessible

Adron Homes understands that affordability is a significant barrier to property ownership. To tackle this, the company offers flexible payment plans and discount options, making it easier for individuals to choose from various locations and products and pay over a convenient time frame.

2. Top Locations: Where You Want to Be

In the world of real estate, "location is king." Adron Homes offers properties in strategic locations across Nigeria, including Ibeju-Lekki, Epe, Badagry, Shimawa, Atan-Ota, Ikorodu, Shagamu, Papalanto, Ijebu Ode, Abeokuta, Ibadan, Ado Ekiti, Osun, Jos, Abuja, Nasarawa, and Niger. Whether you prefer the excitement of urban areas or the tranquility of the suburbs, Adron Homes has something for everyone.

3. Housing Product Diversity: Tailored Solutions

Adron Homes provides a range of housing products to meet diverse needs:

Oremi Housing Series: This series promotes communal living and offers affordable housing options.

VIDCO Plot Series: Catering to all income levels, this series allows individuals to build modern, affordable, and cost-effective structures on smaller plots ranging from 135 sqm to 150 sqm.

4. Reliability: More Than A Decade of Trust

With over 12 years of experience, Adron Homes has established itself as a reliable real estate provider. Buyers can trust Adron Homes to handle all documentation, eliminate encumbrances, and navigate real estate complexities, ensuring a smooth and secure property purchase process.

 Invest Now: The Population Boom and Housing Deficit

According to the National Bureau of Statistics, Nigeria's population was estimated at 216,783,381 in 2022, with a housing deficit of approximately 28 million houses. This underscores the urgency and magnitude of the opportunities available. Adron Homes invites investors to seize these real estate opportunities, secure their future, and contribute to the development of thriving communities across Nigeria.

Adron Homes is committed to unlocking real estate opportunities amidst Nigeria's population growth. By offering affordable, well-located, and diverse housing options, the company is bridging the housing gap and fostering community development. The best time to invest in real estate is now, and Adron Homes is here to guide you every step of the way.

For more information, please contact:

Adeboye Abiodun

Digital Marketing, Media Relations and Corporate Communication Officer

Adron Homes and Properties Limited

Phone: 08138432335



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Saturday, July 13, 2024

MPPR Decry EFCC's Prejudicial Conduct, Warns of Miscarriage of Justice in Yahaya Bello's Case

July 13, 2024
MPPR Decry EFCC's Prejudicial Conduct, Warns of Miscarriage of Justice in Yahaya Bello's Case


...Says chairman should tell Nigerians why he wants Bello to follow the back door to see him?

Leadership of the Movement for the Protection of People's Rights MPPR on Friday, disclosed that slouchy statements from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Boss, Mr. Ola Olukoyede on the person of Yahaya Bello has continued to show that the chances of justice for the latter are very slim.

In a statement jointly signed by Comrade Musa Abdullahi, the Secretary General and Comrade Abiola Adegbite, Dir, Media & Publicity, the group warned the anti-graft agency boss to quit looking for ways to bring in Yahaya Bello via backdoor.

It read: "Since the establishment of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) in 2002, its activities have elicited both support and suspicion in the fight to tackle graft cases in Nigeria. Patriotic citizens from all walks of life have consistently stood by the EFCC in the difficult mandate given to it through an Act of the National Assembly.

"Going through the recent press statement issued by the EFCC in which it has accused an imaginary named former Governor and two ex- ministers of spearheading a planned protest against the Commission is not only baseless, absurd but also cowardly. The story credited to the EFCC giving credence to some faceless 259 civil society organisations under the aegis of nonexistent Coalition for Transparency is a disgrace carried too far in the anti- graft war in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.

"With the story credited to the EFCC, one would think that the Commission was deliberately fashioned for lies, gross mischief, and drain pipe purpose - a channel of deception and castration of Nigeria's puberty. From all indications, the groups being celebrated by the EFCC are either the creation of the Commission or the agency cash and carry, non existent nor unregistered NGOs/ CSOs arrangement and hatchet jobbers with them on retainership basis. Not long ago, one of such beneficiaries wrote a petition to the National Judicial Council,( NJC) against a Judge handling the case between the EFCC and a former Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello. Sadly, the author of the said petition to the NJC was once arrested and charged to court by the Nigeria Police for mischief, falsehood, and frivolous claims against a former Attorney-General of the Federation. What a shame and a coincidence for the EFCC- to be hobnobbing with such a disgruntled and malicious character parading himself as an activist.Has the EFCC forgotten the ethos of crime101 of profiling and carrying out due diligence of any of its friends before association? 

"Rather than remain a vile witness of dishonour, false alarms, arbitrariness and politicization of the anti- graft war, we must posit that the era of fighting the anti-corruption war with disobedience to court orders, selective prosecution, intimidation, gestapo like arrests, defamation of character and blackmail are gone forever with the wind. The Commission should rather concentrate its energy on the investigation of N23 billion Kano- Maiduguri abandoned rail line contract, the CCTV contract scam awarded for Lagos and Abuja worth over USD100 million, monies in billions spent by NDDC, the Humanitarian Affairs Ministry's mind boggling "N729 billion" fraud, among others and also during the COVID-19 lock down. 

"Consequently, they also have an obligation to identify the Nigerian government officials who have been collecting bribes and perpetuating money laundering through Bitcoins platforms since 2016. But they all left these serious state matters in the coolers to go after a politically assumed enemy and a juggernaut who has become a rallying point for the youths in Nigeria and a formidable ally of Mr President. These are all in a bid, to please their monstrous paymasters and retain the office of the Chairman of the EFCC. How long will Olukayode be using unethical methods and gestapo like arrests and movements to persecute and hound Yahaya Bello in order to please his self-serving ambition and cohorts

"Nigeria is a country founded on constitutional democracy, anchored on the rule of law and due process. Therefore, we challenge the EFCC to disclose the identity of the ex-Governor and two former ministers spearheading the concocted protest against the EFCC, including the venue and time where the meeting took place. They must furnish Nigerians with details of the attendance list of the meeting and the money earmarked for the imaginary and phantom protest as alleged! How can the Commission stoop so low to embark on the dissemination of such hearsay, falsehood, orchestrated plots, red imaginary shadows, misrepresentation and innuendos without due process and the rule of law? The EFCC has become the accuser, prosecutor, and judge in its own case. What a misnomer?

"We must state categorically, to those who are either ignorant of the law establishing the agency or trying to display some affinity with the arrogance of the EFCC to note the motive behind the creation of the Commission wasn't meant for the abuse of prosecutorial powers or usurp political authority. This presupposes that the Commission and its agents must act in accordance with the constitution and civil conduct in the discharge of their duties in consonance with the rule of law and civility in all its obligations to the citizenry, but the reverse is now the case under the present leadership.

"We wish to ask the EFCC some salient questions relevant to the handling of their case against Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello. Why are they shopping for a pliable judge to handle their persecution of Bello? Contrary to the standing operational procedure? Why did the Chairman place a call directly to Bello and want him to follow the back door if there is no hidden agenda? What was the motive behind the Chairman's placement of direct call to Bello? Why was he interested in ushering him via the Chairman's special entrance gate and exclusive door? A back door arrangement that Bello rejected outright till date has become his being hounded regrettably!

"This brings us to the shadow boxing placement of Bello on the watch list of Interpol. The apt description of the action of the EFCC in this regard can be described as ultravires, premeditated, teleguided, and an agenda for settling scores, having an axe to grind

"It is a big shame, ridiculous and embarrassing for obvious reasons, the EFCC is granting interviews and issuing statements in a clearer attempt to ambush and preempt judicial officers handling their case against Bello who are already in various courts of competent jurisdiction. What a shameless act by the agency!

"The EFCC must desist from further overheating the polity, from undemocratic and unconstitutional practices in the handling of this case and others. The era of plotting shenanigans and suffocating excuses in the fight against graft is over. Therefore, all cases before the courts must be allowed to be exhausted in full and the outcome decided. The anti-graft body must not be seen to probate and reprobate in a desperate bid to crucify any accused persons under investigation or prosecution under its watch. Actions of resorting to self-help, amounts to prejudicial and subjudicial, that are entrenchently intolerable in terms of both legal and moral compliance.

"Only an institution that has abandoned its core mandate would embark on a proxy war, name calling, and grandstanding. Blaming white witches and village people for their incompetence, lack of due diligence, and unprofessional conduct. Wasting taxpayers' monies on wild goose chase that would lead Nigerians to no where, except the land of voodoo warriors insinuating about planned and sponsored protests against the EFCC

"For the umpteenth time, let us state that the placement of Bello on the watch list, which is already before the court, is mischievous, self-serving, arbitrarily obnoxious and devoid of fairness.

It is on this ground that we are urging the Chairman of the EFCC to resign from office forthwith due to his inability to discharge his mandate without fear, favour, and biases.

"Let us make it abundantly clear that natural justice is anchored in the will of Almighty God taught to mankind. The EFCC should always act with fear of God devoid of sentiments and preferential treatment of requesting suspects to see the Chief Prosecutor through his special backdoor. Nigerians are still waiting for explanation on other high suspects granted such merited or unmerited favours. The criteria used for the selection process and the fate of those who accepted and others who rejected such private gestures! The Nigerian people are interested in the overall outcome of what transpired during both day and night visits through the Chairman's exclusive door!

"Finally, the desperate agenda to crucify Bello amounts to giving a dog a bad name in order to hang it. The constant review of human regulations and laws is evidence of civility, as Edmund Burke aptly captures it plainly when he said, "Bad laws are worst sort of tyranny."

"The EFCC has goofed once again and should explain to Nigerians the extant rule of the exclusive backdoor passage, which Yahaya Bello declined and rejected.

"We therefore call on the International Community, Donor Agencies and Partners to dispassionately read in between the lines in terms of the backdoor arrangement/exclusivity offered by the Chairman of EFCC to Bello and the glaring double - standards and inconsistencies in the handling of the anti-graft war as it relates to politically exposed persons in Nigeria!

"With the above, the Chairman of EFCC has no moral right to stay a day longer in office as the Chairman of the agency!"

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Friday, July 12, 2024

Kebbi, USAID Develop 5 Year Strategic Plan To Achieve Healthcare Delivery

July 12, 2024
Kebbi, USAID Develop 5 Year Strategic Plan To Achieve Healthcare Delivery


By Mansur Danjuma Senchi

The Kebbi State Ministry of Health, USAID Nigeria State Accountability, Transparency and Effectiveness (State 2 State), stakeholders in the state health sector and Development Partners are drawing up a 5 year strategic development plan, 2025-2029 to achieve healthcare service delivery for the state.

In his wellcome address, the Commissioner for Health, Comrade Yunusa Musa Ismail said the five year strategic plan will serve as a policy document to guide the ministry towards improving the Healthcare Services in the State.

The Commissioner who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr Shehu Nuhu Koko noted that the last SP document of the ministry has expired and the need to review it has come on board.

He thanked the participants for spearing their time to develop the new SP document while acknowledging the state Government, under the leadership of Comrade Dr Nasir Idris (Kauran Gwandu) for prioritizing the Health sector.

The Commissioner also extol the contribution of the USAID State2State for supporting the ministry and it's agencies towards strengthening the healthcare services of the State.

Comrade Yunusa Musa also informed the gathering that the State Government will soon employ health personnel in an effort to reduce the gap of inadequate Workforce in the facilities and improve the services.

In his speech, the Special Advisor to the Governor on Healthcare Matters, Dr Aminu Haliru Bunza urged the participants to work hard to produce acceptable and sustainable SP document that will go inline with economic, social and cultural realities of the state.

He prayed Allah to guide the gathering to produce the SP document that will be useful to the ministry and the generality of the people of the State.

Similarly, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning Hajiya Aishatu Usman described the initiative as timely explaining that the SP if fully developed will enable the ministry focus on improving the health sector of the State.

The Director Planning Research and Statistics of the Ministry, Alhaji Bala Isah Kamba urged all participants and programme officers to avail themselves with the opportunity provided to them to comeup with acceptable SP document for the year 2024-2029.

In their separate goodwill messages, the representative of WHO Mrs Mathias Ifeyinwa, State Coodinator Health Workforce Management, Alhaji Nasiru Saadu Fakai and State Team Lead, USAID State2State, Mr Usman Feleye thanked the ministry for coming up with the initiative and assured their support at all time.

The four-day programme featured group work, group presentations, questions and answers and was facilitated by Mr Olatunji Awoleye of IREEP NIG LTD who served as lead consultant on the Kebbi State 2024-2029 Strategy Health Development Plan (KSSHDP).

The programme was attended by Executive Secretaries of KSPHCDA, Alhaji Abubakar Muhammad, DCMA Pharmacist Aminu Usman, representative of KECHEMA, Ibrahim Salisu Illo, Provost, College of Nursing Sciences, Murtala Musa and that of College of Health Sciences and Technology, Alhaji Saadu Haruna Sauwa.

Others include, Directors from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Budget and Economic Planning, KECHEMA, SPHCDA as well as the Secretary House Committee on Health, Aminu Abdullahi.

The rest include, the State Chairman NMA, Dr Murtala Muhammad Dandare, Chairman PMOs Farum, Dr Emmanuel Ehiem, State Malaria Programme Manager, Nasiru Umar Zagga, HMISO KSPHCDA, Lauwal Shuaibu Fana, Deputy Director Public Health, Usman Magaji, Assistant Director Medical Services, Dr Muhammad Jamilu, CSOs Comrade Ibrahim Ngaski as well as Health system strengthening specialist of USAID State2State Mr Bode Badejo among others.

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Adron Is The Biggest: A Growing Initiative In Nigeria’s Real Estate Market

July 12, 2024
Adron Is The Biggest: A Growing Initiative In Nigeria’s Real Estate Market


Pioneering affordable housing solutions in Nigeria, Adron Homes and Properties remains a leading name in the real estate sector. Since its inception in 2012, Adron Homes has consistently redefined the real estate landscape, achieving significant milestones and breaking barriers that have set new benchmarks in the industry. Through its innovative approach, the company has become synonymous with quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction.


Having built a strong foundation of exceptional service, the organization has not only achieved unparalleled growth but also made significant progress and created a reputable name for itself. This is evident in its groundbreaking estates and modern architectural designs imbibed by the real estate company. Adron Homes has transformed the concept of affordable housing, ensuring that quality is not compromised while making homeownership dreams a reality for many Nigerians.


With over 48 estates, strategically positioned in about 9 states with numerous locations across Nigeria, Adron Homes has upheld its 2024 mantra of being the biggest and hopes to set a record as the most successful real estate developer in Nigeria. These estates are designed with the residents' comfort and convenience in mind, offering a range of amenities that cater to their needs. Each estate is a testament to the company's dedication to creating sustainable and livable communities.


Fueled by hard work, with a commitment to excellence and innovation, the organization is well acquainted with the concept of quality and reliability. Adron Homes' growth can be attributed to its unwavering dedication to maintaining high standards and constantly improving its offerings. The company's focus on customer satisfaction has earned it a loyal clientele and numerous accolades in the real estate industry.


Through strategic initiatives such as their 10/10 Vidco plot series offer and a customer-centric approach, Adron Homes continues to expand its footprint across Nigeria, delivering services and products that exceed market expectations and set the pace for other real estate developers. The 10/10 Vidco plot series is an innovative scheme that allows customers to own plots of land with flexible payment options, making it easier for more people to invest in real estate.


Adron Homes understands the importance of accessibility and affordability in real estate. By offering flexible payment plans and various promotional offers, the company ensures that homeownership is within reach for a broader segment of the population. This inclusive approach has not only boosted Adron Homes' market presence but also strengthened its reputation as a customer-friendly and socially responsible organization.

The "Adron Is The Biggest" initiative underscores the company's dedication to pushing boundaries and setting new standards of excellence in real estate development. This initiative is not just a slogan; it represents Adron's commitment to continuous improvement and innovation. By leveraging cutting-edge technology and adopting best practices, Adron Homes is redefining the real estate landscape in Nigeria.


The real estate company’s unwavering commitment to delivering superior developments and creating lasting value for all clients and stakeholders is evident in every project it undertakes. The company's estates are designed with modern architectural aesthetics and functionality, ensuring that they meet the highest standards of quality and sustainability. Adron Homes invests in the latest construction technologies and materials, ensuring durability and efficiency in all its developments.


Adron Homes takes pride in offering a wide range of amenities that enhance the living experience of its residents. These amenities are designed to cater to various needs and preferences, making Adron estates desirable places to live. Here are some of the key amenities available in Adron Homes estates:

1.     Recreational Facilities: Modern gyms, swimming pools, and sports complexes for fitness and leisure activities. These facilities provide residents with opportunities to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

2.     Green Spaces: Beautifully landscaped gardens and parks that provide a serene environment for relaxation. These green spaces offer residents a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life, promoting mental well-being and community bonding.

3.     Security: 24/7 security services, CCTV surveillance, and gated communities ensuring the safety of residents. Adron Homes prioritizes the safety and security of its residents, implementing robust security measures to create a secure living environment.

4.     Educational Institutions: Proximity to quality schools and educational centers. Adron estates are strategically located near reputable educational institutions, making them ideal for families with school-going children.

5.     Healthcare Facilities: Access to top-notch healthcare services and hospitals. Residents have peace of mind knowing that quality healthcare services are within reach in case of emergencies.

6.     Shopping Centers: Convenient shopping malls and retail outlets within the estates. These shopping centers provide residents with easy access to essential goods and services, enhancing their convenience and quality of life.

7.     Infrastructure: Well-paved roads, reliable electricity, and efficient water supply systems. Adron Homes ensures that its estates are equipped with the necessary infrastructure to support a comfortable and modern lifestyle.

8.     Community Centers: Spaces for social gatherings, events, and community activities. These centers foster a sense of community and belonging among residents, encouraging social interaction and engagement.


Moreso, Adron Homes has several upcoming projects that promise to redefine urban living and affordable housing spaces across Nigeria. One such project is the Snowfall Park and Gardens in Jos, Atlantic Park and Gardens in Sagamu, and Moscow Parks and Gardens in Ibadan which is set to become a landmark development in the respective regions. This project will feature state-of-the-art amenities and innovative design concepts, further solidifying Adron Homes' position as a leader in the real estate industry.


Adron Homes' expansion plans are driven by its vision of providing quality housing solutions to a larger population. By entering new markets and exploring untapped opportunities, the company aims to extend its reach and impact more lives. Adron Homes' growth strategy is centered on sustainability and community development, ensuring that its projects contribute positively to the socio-economic landscape of Nigeria.


It is worthy to say, that Adron Homes and Properties has established itself as a formidable force in the Nigerian real estate sector. Through its commitment to excellence, innovation, and customer satisfaction, the company has achieved remarkable success and set new standards in the industry. The "Adron Is The Biggest" initiative is a testament to the company's dedication to growth and excellence.


With a strong focus on quality, reliability, and community development, Adron Homes continues to lead the way in providing affordable and sustainable housing solutions. As the company embarks on new projects and expands its reach, it remains steadfast in its mission to create lasting value for its clients and stakeholders. Adron Homes is not just building houses; it is building communities, fostering growth, and shaping the future of real estate in Nigeria.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

My Friend And Boss Gingered Me Into Acting - Ojo Emmanuel

July 10, 2024
My Friend And Boss Gingered Me Into Acting - Ojo Emmanuel


He is a man of two notable parts. A computer engineer and an accidental actor. Ojo Emmanuel Ayodele never had the ambition to act. He has however, assumed a prominent status in the movie industry , where he has become a household name through the same trade. In this brief interview session, the actor explained,among others, his accidental voyage into the make believe world. Enjoy the reading. 

Q: Can you give a glimpse into what your growing up was like

A:  I grew up in Surulere  in Ijeshatedo with a very strong Christian background  (CAC Family)  I went to primary school . LABO memorial  and Christian Heritage Academy all at Ijesha,  then to secondary school in Lagos.  Model College  Kankon  Badagry .  Immediately after my secondary school education as a commercial student,I delved  into Information technology to equip myself in computer engineering and later went to Aptech  worldwide  to study website animation, New horizons  ikeja and so many other schools  to learn computer indebt . 

 Along the line, i went to Olabisi Onabanjo University to study business admin . And as God would have it, i became the IT consultant for my department  and other departments . Doing business at the same time as a student .  And after university, proper business started in computer village 

Q: Who is your direct boss or bosses in the Movie industry 

A:  My friend and boss is kayode Adebayo (Kay Alubarika ). He gingered me into acting . 

Q: what inspired  your moving from computer engineering to acting

A:My normal business life led me to meeting so many actors  because they patronise me and they actually wanted a trusted hand in computer village ikeja .  We had good relationship and all of a sudden,  Kay Alubarika said he could  spot my ability to act and like they say, the rest is now history.

Q: How many films have you taken a part in or produced

  A: They are many, but the ones I can remember now are OJAY MAKANAKI ,  ITAKUN , MARRIED BUT SINGLE , KELEGBE .

Q: Are you cooking anything at the moment, that your fans should be expecting

 A: Yes. Planning to produce Mind Blowing  Movies on my YOUTUBE CHANNEL . RCSMTV  and YorubaXclusive  TV 

Q: Do you have any regrets  in life  

A: Yea, not following my mind at a point of tuning back over a decision 

Q: Is there any challenge  or  Challenges you were confronted with, that ended up  improving  you one way  or another.

A: So many . I am  blessed psychologically and the moment I don’t follow my instinct I have issues .  And I have learnt in the hard way in so many areas.

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Monday, July 8, 2024

July, Our Month of Turning Point - Prophet Genesis

July 08, 2024
July, Our Month of Turning Point - Prophet Genesis


As we step into the month of July, Prophet Genesis, the revered shepherd of Celestial Church of Christ Genesis Global, extends a warm welcome to all believers and followers. This month, we are embracing the theme, "Our Month of Turning Point," a divine proclamation that promises transformation and new beginnings.

*A Time for Reflection and Renewal*

July marks the midpoint of the year—a perfect time for reflection and renewal. It’s a moment to look back on the first half of the year and evaluate our spiritual journey, our accomplishments, and the challenges we’ve faced. More importantly, it’s a time to realign our goals with God's purpose for our lives. Prophet Genesis urges us to take this opportunity to seek God’s guidance, to renew our faith, and to prepare ourselves for the breakthroughs ahead.

*Embracing Transformation*

The concept of a turning point signifies a significant change—a shift from one state to another. In the spiritual context, it means allowing God to transform our lives in profound ways. This July, let us open our hearts to the Holy Spirit, allowing divine intervention to guide us through any obstacles and lead us to new heights of spiritual enlightenment and personal growth. 

Prophet Genesis reminds us that transformation is not always immediate. It requires faith, patience, and dedication. As we journey through this month, we are encouraged to remain steadfast in our prayers, to participate actively in church activities, and to support one another in our collective pursuit of spiritual growth.

*Miracles and Breakthroughs Await*

In "Our Month of Turning Point," Prophet Genesis assures us that miracles and breakthroughs are within our reach. This is a time to expect the extraordinary—to believe in the impossible. Whether you are seeking healing, financial stability, reconciliation in relationships, or any other form of divine intervention, trust that God is at work. Your turning point is near, and it is powered by faith and persistent prayer.

*Community and Fellowship*

As part of the Celestial Church of Christ Genesis Global family, we are called to support each other in this journey. This month, let us strengthen our bonds through community fellowship, sharing testimonies, and uplifting one another in prayer. Prophet Genesis emphasizes the importance of unity and collective faith in achieving our turning points.

July, "Our Month of Turning Point," is a divine call to embrace transformation, expect miracles, and deepen our faith. Prophet Genesis invites you to join him in this spiritual journey, as we collectively seek God’s grace and guidance. Let this month be a testament to our unwavering faith and our commitment to walking in God’s light.

Welcome to July, our month of turning point. May it bring you closer to God’s purpose and shower you with blessings and breakthroughs.

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Wema Bank Commemorates International Day of Cooperatives in Collaboration with Lagos State Government* ...Reiterates Commitment to Empowering Cooperative Societies for Optimal Productivity through CoopHub.

July 08, 2024
Wema Bank Commemorates International Day of Cooperatives in Collaboration with Lagos State Government*    ...Reiterates Commitment to Empowering Cooperative Societies for Optimal Productivity through CoopHub.

Wema Bank, Nigeria’s foremost innovative bank and pioneer of Africa’s first fully digital bank ALAT, has reiterated its commitment to empowering cooperative societies for optimal productivity through its digital solution for cooperatives, CoopHub, at the Lagos State Government Ministry of Commerce, Cooperatives, Trade and Investment International Day of Cooperatives 2024 Event held on Saturday, 6th July 2024. 

International Day of Cooperatives is a global celebration commemorated annually on the first Saturday of July, to recognise the significant impact of cooperative societies in promoting sustainable economic growth and their role in building a more sustainable future. Themed “Cooperatives: Building a Better Future For All”, the 2024 International Day of Cooperatives commemorated by the Lagos State Government in collaboration with Wema Bank, convened key players in the cooperative ecosystem towards proffering solutions to prevalent challenges faced by cooperatives in Nigeria and creating a more sustainable future for all, through the cooperative industry. CoopHub, Wema Bank’s digital solution for cooperative societies stood out as a key solution to not only overcoming the challenges impeding the growth of cooperative societies but also boosting economic growth and creating a better future for all.

CoopHub is a digital solution launched by Wema Bank to empower cooperative societies with the resources, opportunities and support they need to operate seamlessly, achieve maximum productivity and meet the needs of members in the most efficient way. Simultaneously eradicating the struggles of manual recordkeeping, poor access to loans, inefficient communication and planning, tedious processes and insecurity of funds and data, CoopHub refines the cooperative experience by facilitating secure financial transactions, 100% transparency within cooperative societies, easily accessible and trackable records for both members and leaders, efficient member management for leaders and real-time reporting for informed decision making, all from the comfort of their phones and gadgets, ensuring that cooperative societies can achieve their goals easily and remain productive. This revolutionary solution has proven itself a gamechanger for the Nigerian Cooperative Industry and potentially, will serve as the launchpad of the industry on the global scale.

Recapitulating the role of cooperative societies as an essential avenue for economic growth, Wema Bank’s Divisional Head of Retail and SME, Ayodele Olojede, emphasised the need for intentional, impactful and sustainable efforts towards the advancement of the Nigerian Cooperative Industry. “Cooperative Societies represent a very significant platform for socio-economic development and for us at Wema Bank, we stand proudly as the cooperative-centric bank that is committed to providing the resources and tailored solutions that these cooperatives need to thrive and remain successful. CoopHub is the perfect embodiment of this commitment, and we are thrilled that more cooperatives are discovering this solution and coming on board to optimise their operations and maximise the opportunities provided for their growth. The achievement of a sustainable and ideal future for cooperative societies not only requires that we adapt to the increasingly digital world we exist in, but also drive more inclusivity for the youth to also key in. CoopHub succinctly unites both pillars in one and as the digital solution pioneered by Nigeria’s most resilient and innovative bank, you can trust that the future we are enabling for cooperative societies is one that is built to last”.

“As the Bank that is committed to creating and promoting viable opportunities for women, in celebration of International Day of Cooperatives, we are supporting every woman present here at the Lagos State Government Ministry of Commerce, Cooperatives, Trade and Investment International Day of Cooperatives 2024 Event, with a free healthcare plan through our women-focused proposition, SARA by Wema. We remain unwavering in our lifelong mission of empowering lives through innovation and are committed to proliferating our positive impact across every key vertical that is instrumental to the success of the people and the growth of the Nigerian economy. We take this unique celebration as an opportunity to further reiterate our commitment to empowering cooperative societies for optimal productivity through CoopHub. She concluded.  

Since its launch in May 2024, CoopHub, the first of its kind in the Nigerian financial services industry, has onboarded over 1,000 cooperative societies, helping them optimise their operations and secure the resources and support they need to thrive with maximum efficiency. With its unique, simplified and tailored configuration, CoopHub stands as the future of Nigerian cooperative societies.

Cooperative Societies that are interested in getting started on CoopHub, are encouraged to visit and get onboarded in minutes. 

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Photo Speaks! South-West Governors, Traditional Rulers, Other Top Shots Storm YEMKEM Son's Wedding In Lagos Amid Pomp and Pageantry

July 08, 2024
Photo Speaks! South-West Governors, Traditional Rulers, Other Top Shots Storm YEMKEM Son's Wedding In Lagos Amid Pomp and Pageantry